Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Little did we know that we were in the midst of the 3rd Industrial Revolution and the dawn of the computer age was upon us. Whether you like it or not, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution and have been so for many years. “ Don’t prepare kids for something.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Some current trends that shape up the e-learning industry at the moment are rather new, others are currently under the spotlight, while others are proven tactics that will continue to lead to great results.

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments

EdTech Magazine

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments. When asked which industries these immersive technologies are most applicable to, 41 percent said education. Survey participants also predicted big investments in XR classroom technology in 2020.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Classrooms and Labs. The concept of virtual classrooms has been around for a while now, with many schools benefitting from in-house programs dedicated to the organization of courses. Classroom management internet

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

Edsurge

But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). But I don’t think classroom teachers think that way.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Mixed Reality tools like Microsoft's HoloLens, Google Expedition and Windows 10's mixed reality viewer blur the lines between real and virtual worlds and provide experiential learning to students sitting in the classroom.

Spectrum Industries Expands Color Options

techlearning

Spectrum Industries Inc. New Tools for Schools ] “With color being an important part of the educational environment, we wanted to add more colors to the Expressions Line to help brighten up the classroom,” said Dave Falkner, Spectrum’s Product Manager.

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces AV-Ready Lectern

techlearning

The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that aims to convert any classroom into a lecture hall

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences

Edsurge

No, these are not scattered arrangements of alphabet blocks from an especially precocious early learning classroom. They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth. The last time I took a detailed look at the industry conference landscape for EdSurge was in 2014.

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

Edsurge

Google Classroom has instead emerged as the de facto standard platform, fueled by the runaway adoption of Chromebooks. So what is the state of the industry? Now there’s a large and growing edtech investment industry. But we’re not “decluttering” our classrooms or in our schools.

Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. We in education are no different as we face an increasing set of expectations both in and out of the classroom. The post Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom appeared first on Digital Promise.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections.

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Edsurge

In turn, teachers open their classrooms for observations of and interviews on these new features. Instead, we were placed in math, science and history classrooms. Where these financial changes leave the SCEC is uncertain, but whether that particular program continues or not, the groundwork is laid for other districts to follow to help educators successfully and quickly integrate new technology into classrooms. Fail fast. Think big.

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

Schools across the globe are experiencing an influx of digital technologies—from systems that allow teachers to monitor computer use in the classroom to adaptive learning applications, machine learning-based programs that modify instruction based on students’ behaviour and proficiency. My three children—aged six, eight, and nine—enrolled in a US public school last year (having moved from Europe).

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Educators have learned that linking classrooms to the real world helps engage students and teaches them the “why” behind what they learn. But teachers sometimes struggle with the best way to integrate real-world applications into classroom lessons.

MeTEOR Education Names Industry Veteran Cindy Eggebrecht as Senior Vice President of Marketing

techlearning

Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years. – MeTEOR Education has announced the appointment of Cindy Eggebrecht to Senior Vice President of Marketing.

Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry

Edsurge

As many of us know, modern public schools have roots in the Industrial Age; they were designed to prepare students for the 19th century workforce. Modern industry, however, has broken away from this tradition. Now “industry” workers, rather than serving on a production line, are required to have an entirely different skill set: problem solving, adapting, integrating multiple academic disciplines simultaneously.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” The following year, it created GitHub Classroom, which allows teachers to distribute and review assignments. According to the company’s tally, more than 18,000 teachers are using GitHub in the classrooms, with GitHub Classroom used in over 10,000 courses. This announcement could “help GitHub and Microsoft own an industry-standard tool for the next generation of developers,” he adds.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. Horn: Given the explosion in coding bootcamps, it seems as though the industry was ripe for consolidation. Do you expect to see consolidation in the industry? Horn: Is the pace of growth in the industry slowing?

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

” However, that is not the full story: dyslexics think differently — perhaps it’s time our classrooms think a bit more like them, rather than forcing them to think more like us. The post Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. The edtech industry will move from selling physical products to selling services.

Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Many educators have asked the question, “Are today’s classrooms too dependent on technology?” Some of these inquiries include where the money comes from for classroom technology, to using different equipment–and if we even need more technology in schools.

Big Ed-Tech Industry Network Names New Leader

Marketplace K-12

Leadership at the Education Technology Industry Network is changing this week, as Karen Billings retires and Chris Lohse takes the reins as senior vice president and managing director of the 200-member organization. Billings has been at the helm of the ed-tech division of the Software & Information and Industry Association or SIIA, for 14 years, overseeing its growth as a proliferation of new companies representing a range of new types of products emerged in the industry.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. There are plenty of concerns about implementing BYOD in the classroom, which makes many educators unwilling to plunge in this still new pool.

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The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry, and in almost every country. Take a moment to consider the digital disruption that has already occurred in the following industries (Goodwin, 2015). Blog 4th Industrial Revolution Automation Work of Work World Economic Forum

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

7 EdTech Startups Changing the Education Industry

FETC Converge

EdTech startups featured at TechCrunch Disrupt this year are seeking to change K-12 education, through engineering and programming workshops that teach kids in-demand skills to an app that lets you travel back in time to learn history and a startup that’s using technology to improve classroom communications and collaboration between parents and teachers. Uncategorized artificial intelligence classroom technology computer science education technology online tech courses

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. Technology should be used to support learning in the classroom, enhance instructional methods and positively impact student achievement. . Looking for technology that will bridge learning beyond the classroom in a secure system?

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. If you’re looking for a non-Google Classroom alternative, here are four: Microsoft Teams.

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Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Trevor Muir crafts his classroom around a story. He uses the “hero’s journey” to make his classroom more epic. The goal is to make his classroom more epic and I think he has succeeded! Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, it seems that his message has slightly changed: technology isn’t having the impact we hoped for in schools. Expectations were high for edtech. People said it would solve every problem in education, and some venture capitalists agreed.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize the top innovative products and services in the education and business technology industries.

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Introducing game design into the modern classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing game design into the classroom can encapsulate all the benefits of working with technology, while preparing students for a future in an industry that is fast growing.

Intelitek Releases White Paper on Changing Education Systems to Prepare Students for the Demands of Modern Society and the Industrial Workspace

techlearning

June 6, 2018– Historic changes in industry should and must have a direct impact on the way a society builds its education system. Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 Our approach is inspired by Industry 4.0 Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 DERRY, N.H.